Where to Eat around The Westin Pasadena
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Pasadena is one of the loveliest cities in Southern California, with characteristically great weather, and mountains providing a beautiful backdrop for historical buildings and craftsman homes. Discover art, music, and film festivals, fine dining, and artisan brews.
237 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91210, USA
As one of the nearly two-dozen restaurants under the direction of Michael Mina, Bourbon Steak Los Angeles is yet another instance of this alliterative chef’s talent for maximizing comfort in an upscale setting. Adjacent to the Americana at Brand...
326 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754, USA
Having grown up in China and around Southeast Asia, dim sum is something that I have to have more often than not. And while nothing fancy, Dim Sum Express definitely hits the spot. This unassuming roadside shack in Monterey Park is home to some of...
146 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
See the cafeteria tray? Lemonade Restaurant is basically a farmer's market, without the difficult parking, haggling, preparing, and cooking. Here, you can just go straight to the sampling, enjoy the friendly chefs, and, of course, delicious...
2649 Mission St, San Marino, CA 91108, USA
One of my favorite desserts EVER is the "whole peach dumpling with honey-caramel sauce" made at Julienne's. After finishing art school, I worked for a few months at the gourmet market of this French-California neighborhood bistro and this is where...
300 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
Need a cold drink or scrumptious comfort food? Congregation is the place for you! I recommend the flatbreads-Dijon & Proscuitto is my favorite, and the sweet potato fries are everyone's favorite, especially with the creative assortment of dipping...
64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Cafe Santorini isn't off the beaten path, or a hole-in-the-wall restaurant like my title makes it seem—it's a well-known Mediterranean restaurant in Old Pasadena. However, the fact that it is off the main drag (through a tiny door and up a narrow...
345 E Colorado Blvd #101, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
Start your morning at this local bakery (and then come back for lunch). They have a great wake-me-up environment, with lots of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the aroma of coffee and fresh breads is heavenly. For lunch, try...
2495 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104, USA
Carmela is Pasadena's favorite ice cream shop. Drive by in the evening, and you'll see a crowded store front with happy ice-cream-eaters overflowing onto the sidewalk. I love their unique flavor combinations; they even offer classes if you're...
42 S De Lacey Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
Haven features unique craft cocktails, and full beer and wine menus. Try a few of Haven's own brews, such as "Disco Pants" (a light and flavorful black ale), "Performance Enhancing Drink" (a coffee brown ale), or "Glass Elevator" (a nitro...
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Russell's is my favorite breakfast place in Pasadena. The ambiance is casual but sophisticated, with classical music and fun decor, including Van Gogh prints and sparkling chandeliers—in some ways, it's like a fancy European-style diner. They also...
102 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
I love this cheese store. They have great customer service and a large counter space where you can sample their selection of cheeses, as well as a small cafe area if you want to have a sandwich or something from their coffee bar. For shoppers,...
621 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
This lovely little Californian establishment is a local favorite. Everything from the farm-fresh produce to the artisan wines is California grown and carefully prepared. Their Pasadena location has a comfortable neighborhood feel in the lively ...
151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
This cozy little restaurant is the perfect place to start your day. Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch, and try the French toast—heavenly. Marston's has all sorts of options for breakfast and lunch, and—if you call them in advance—...
336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
Trattoria Neapolis is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Pasadena, with high ceilings over the bar, deep booths with mirrors and tile-work adorning the walls, a decorative wrought-iron railing along the balcony overlooking the bar, and a...
177 Caruso Ave, Glendale, CA 91210, USA
There are four U.S. locations of the famous Taiwan Din Tai Fung dumpling house—three of them in the Los Angeles area and one in Seattle. They're most famous for their soup dumplings, or xiao long bao. At the third location, in the Glendale...
846 E Garvey Ave #3a, Monterey Park, CA 91755, USA
I'm a fan of cheap eats, especially when they're as tasty as these. Xian bing, as these flat cakes are called, are a northern Chinese dish. They might not look like much on the outside, but inside you'll find a delicious spiced meat filling. Every...
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